HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc587-8W

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the demand for new houses, at Keighley, as indicated by official municipal inquiries; how many new structures are actually contemplated by the borough municipal schemes hitherto put forward; and how many of these structures will be erected by the close of the year?


The town council estimated the need for new houses in the borough at 300, and stated that their scheme would provide for the erection of this number. The proposals which have so far been put forward are estimated to provide for the erection of 228 houses, and sanction has been given by the Ministry to the acquisition of the site selected by the council. A small portion of the proposed lay-out and house-plans has also been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner. I am not in a position to give a definite reply to the last part of the question, but the hon. Member may be assured that the scheme will be pushed forward as rapidly as is practicable.